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Trump, Trade, and China

Trump, Trade, and China

May 22, 2019

Richard Epstein considers whether Donald Trump has correctly assessed the threat from Chinese trade practices, analyzes whether widespread tariff increases are an effective tool to combat them, and explains why he reluctantly prefers Trump’s economic policies over those that may have emerged from a more conventional Republican president.

Vaccination, Religious Liberty, and Public Health

Vaccination, Religious Liberty, and Public Health

May 15, 2019

Richard Epstein examines the difficult legal and philosophical questions that emerge when widespread opt-outs from vaccination threaten herd immunity.

Russia Redux

Russia Redux

May 9, 2019

Richard Epstein breaks down the fight between the Justice Department and the House over the Mueller Report, providing a history of executive privilege (what it is, what it isn’t, and where it came from), an examination of what it really means for Congress to hold someone in contempt, and an explanation of when and under what circumstances the White House can prevent congressional testimony.

Showdown on Pennsylvania Avenue

Showdown on Pennsylvania Avenue

May 3, 2019

As congressional Democrats accuse Attorney General William Barr of deliberate deception and Trump Administration officials refuse to honor congressional subpoenas, the executive and legislative branches find themselves on a collision course.